Did you suffer from stomach cancer or kidney problems after taking common heartburn drugs?
Popular heartburn medications such as Prilosec and Nexium have been linked to stomach cancer and kidney problems.
PPI drugs have also been linked to kidney problems in several recent Nexium studies, as well. One PPI study found that patients who took heartburn meds in this class were found to have a 28 percent increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
Another study found that patients who took PPI meds such as Prilosec and Nexium have a 96 percent increased risk of developing kidney failure, also known as renal failure or renal insufficiency.
Heartburn meds that fall in this class include:
- Nexium, Nexium IV, Nexium 24 HR
- Prilosec, Prilosec OTC
- Prevacid, Prevacid IV, Prevacid 24-Hour
- Zegerid, Zegerid OTC
Do I Qualify?
You may qualify for this investigation under the following circumstances:
- You took one of the heartburn drugs listed above.
- You were hospitalized for a kidney injury.
- OR you were diagnosed with stomach cancer.
If you or someone you know took PPI meds and suffered from Nexium stomach cancer or Nexium kidney problems, you may qualify to file a Nexium lawsuit to pursue compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.See if you qualify for a Nexium lawsuit settlement by filling out the short form on this page. It’s absolutely free to participate, so act now!
Overview: PPI Stomach Cancer Study
A PPI stomach cancer study published in October 2017 found that heartburn meds such as Nexium and Prilosec come with an increased risk of stomach cancer, and this risk increases the longer someone takes these PPI drugs.
The risk for developing Nexium stomach cancer ranged from two to eight times depending on how long the drugs were taken, the study found.
The PPI stomach cancer study looked primarily at those who had been treated for an infection caused by Helicobacter pylori, which can lead to stomach ulcers.
According to the Mayo Clinic, more than half the world’s population may have an infection from H. pylori and not be aware of it because most people never show any signs or symptoms.
This bacteria already comes with a stomach cancer risk, but eradicating H. pylori is supposed to reduce the risk of stomach cancer by at least 33 percent.
This study found that patients who had H. pylori eradicated and took PPI meds had a 43 percent increased risk for developing stomach cancer when using histamine-2 receptors such as Zantac and Pepcid as the control.
Nexium/Prilosec Kidney Side Effects
This isn’t the first time PPIs have come under fire for serious side effects. Nexium and other similar heartburn meds have also been linked to kidney failure and other kidney problems.
A study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology discovered a large share of patients taking proton pump inhibitors, including Prilosec and Nexium, who were developing kidney problems.
Specifically, patients taking these PPI meds had a 96 percent greater probability of developing kidney failure as well as a 28 percent greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease, when compared with patients who took other types of heartburn medicine known as histamine H2 receptor blockers.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study in February 2016 showing a link between PPI meds and chronic kidney disease.
That study was performed after other research showed a link between PPI meds and acute interstitial nephritis, a condition that is known to lead to kidney failure.
In late 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a label change for Nexium to include acute interstitial nephritis as a possible Nexium side effect.
The authors of the research warn that PPI drugs like Nexium and Prilosec are overprescribed and should only be taken for a short time if one of these drugs is needed.
Nexium and Prilosec are in a class of heartburn medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPI meds are prescribed to treat heartburn, ulcers, and acid reflux.
About 15 million Americans have been prescribed a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec and Nexium. However, there are also over-the-counter versions of these PPI meds so the total number of people who have taken these drugs is unknown.
If you or a loved one took Nexium or Prilosec and were diagnosed with Nexium stomach cancer or kidney failure, you may have a legal claim.
Get help now by filling out the form on this page for a FREE case evaluation of your potential Nexium lawsuit or Prilosec lawsuit.
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